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Rubber Tarzan (1981)

Gummi-Tarzan (original title)
Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Svanbjerg ...
Otto Brandenburg ...
Ole, the crane driver
Peter Schrøder ...
Ivan's father
Susanne Heinrich ...
Ivan's mother
Jens Okking ...
Gymnastiklærer
Kjeld Løfting ...
Klasselærer
Terese Damsholt ...
Lærer
Hardy Rafn ...
Havneboss
Kirsten Rolffes ...
Hundedame
Lone Kellerman ...
Kassedame
Ole Thestrup ...
Elevatormand
Hans Kragh-Jacobsen ...
Edb-chef
Bent Warburg ...
Arbejdsmand
Søren Søgreni ...
Helle Ryslinge ...
Jane
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Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As a result of this Ivan spends a lot of his time on daydreaming until he meets a kind of kindred spirit - the friendly and lonely crane driver Ole. Written by Jorn100580

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16 October 1981 (Denmark)  »

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The crane driver: There is always something you're good at. You just have to figure out what it is.
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Possibly one of the best Danish films ever!
13 January 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This masterpiece is originally a childrens film but it can be seen (and should be seen) by anyone and everyone! Funny and sad at the same time it reminds us once more why we should be ourselves. The 8 year old Ivan will never be the strongest boy in the schoolyard nor the top student in his class - because he isn´t meant to be these things. He is meant to be Ivan - and in the end it´s not that bad after all.


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